Carolina Population Center

With a worldwide population boom in the decades following World War II, UNC, along with other universities, was interested in starting a program to study population growth and change. With support from the Ford Foundation and federal grants, the Carolina Population Center was established in 1966. The research projects and programs offered by the center involved organizations and communities in North Carolina and around the world and have included such topics as family planning, adolescent sexual behavior, and health and nutrition. The research efforts of the center are led by faculty fellows from a variety of UNC—Chapel Hill schools and departments.


Date Established: 1966

Date Range: 1966 – Present